Growth & Exit Strategies Conference for Software & Technology Companies in London 16 April

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World Financial Symposiums (WFS) organizes and promotes forums, seminars and conferences for CEOs, CFOs, corporate investors and other deal participants for software and IT industries worldwide, with the intent to educate and encourage deal flow among industry colleagues. Founded by experts in management education in the software and IT industries, and supported by a top-tier faculty of presenters from around the globe, WFS has developed a true symposium bringing together all elements of the financial and partnering community, including company leaders, venture capitalists, investment bankers, private equity firms, top law firms, accounting experts and M&A specialists.

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"Provided an end to end spectrum of information from seed through exit. The real life experiences shared by many of the speakers was invaluable. A must for any growing technology company."

Craig F. Nieboer, CFO
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World Financial Symposiums 10th Annual Growth & Exit Strategies conference will be in London on 16 April (9.00am-17.30). The conference brings together leaders from the financial community with the owners and senior executives of technology companies, to look at how to maximize enterprise value and which exit and/or growth options are best in the current environment. It addresses, private equity funding, debt, IPO, valuations, M&A for both exit and expansion purposes, and other related topics. The conference provides the latest insights on how to build a leading enterprise in this sector and extensive opportunity to network.

J.R. Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies, a provider of cutting edge security technologies will present a keynote and give insight into the strategy behind AVG’s approach to both organic and inorganic expansion and what he has learned while developing an international business.

The second keynote is from Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO and Co-Founder of EPAM Systems. Mr. Dobkin has grown US-based EPAM Systems into one of the world’s leading software development outsourcing services companies. Mr. Dobkin will explain how EPAM has become an international success with an almost $1B market cap and some of the challenges of going global.

2013 has started off fast for tech companies and to successfully execute a Growth and Exit Strategy many questions need to be considered.

  •     Why is a global focus a requirement in your 2013 strategy
  •     Who are the new leading global investors in European tech and what attracts them?
  •     Why are US private equity firms flocking to Europe?
  •     What is the status of venture capital in Europe?
  •     Where are valuations heading in 2013?
  •     Is the tech IPO really making a comeback?
  •     What are the top 10 M&A deal disasters & how to avoid them?
  •     What are the 10 steps to an optimal outcome in a trade sale?

To help answer these questions and many more we have brought together an illustrious group of speakers for this one day event.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Pekka Santeri Mäki, Managing Partner – 3TS Capital
  • Anne Glover, Chief Executive – Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd.
  • Uwe Schmid, CEO – A+W Software AG (sold to Constellation Software)

*Tony Roy, President of EMEA- Careerbuilder
*Frederic Rombaut, Head of Acquisitions & Investments, International- Cisco Systems

  • Jon Scott, Senior Vice President – Corum Group
  • Marcus Stuttard, Head of AIM & Business Development – London Stock Exchange
  • Isabella Schidrich, Senior Managing Director – NASDAQ OMX

*Chris Winter, Partner- New Venture Partners LLC.

  • Luke Hakes, Principal – Octopus Investments
  • Ross McKean, Partner – Olswang
  • Nat Burgess, President – Corum Group
  • Ricardo Caupers, Partner – Palamon Capital Partners
  • Jass Sarai, Partner & UK Technology Leader – PwC
  • Martin Scott, Partner – Riverside Europe Partners
  • Carlos Eduardo, Partner – Seedcamp
  • Ian Brotherston, CEO – Qype (sold to Yelp Inc.) and many more…

Don’t miss this great opportunity to attend this unique and highly successful one day event.

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About World Financial Symposiums (WFS)
WFS is an international organization dedicated to educating technology leaders and encouraging deal flow among key industry colleagues. As a networking facilitator, World Financial Symposiums organizes and promotes forums, seminars and conferences; drawing over 1000 senior deal makers including CEOs, CFOs, corporate investors and other deal participants from software and IT industries worldwide to dozens of events over the past decade.

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